Hello everyone! I joined OSW relatively recently (11/2015) and I was very nervous when I made my first post. I've been doing 1/6 stuff for a long time, but like any community you enter into, I knew my accomplishments meant nothing until I proved my self here. The general tone and response was positive and I immediately felt comfortable and allowed my personal sense of humor to show. I would come here to see the beautiful work, offer suggestions, laugh and try to make others laugh. Lately, though, there is less laughter. I have always tried to make positive comments on others works, even if the subject didn't truly interest me. I have never outright disrespected anyone's efforts and if a person's work just didn't work for me, I didn't comment. I would, however, speak my mind on products offered for sale if they just were'nt any good. Lately, I have been struggling to make positive remarks, even for some fantastic work, and have resorted to view and moving on. Some members don't seem to actually "do" anything 1/6 related, preferring to discuss figures they have purchased to sit in a box or in a glass case. To each their own, but I don't get it. I know the bills need to be paid, but the number of " look what we have for sale" posts, in the general section, has become annoying, especially when the product looks like twenty others out there
I'm a poor shlub and I spend most of my hobby time trying to make props for my figures. My skills are basic, but I try. I do this hobby on the cheap and look for ways to save money whenever possible.There are only a few others I see doing that and a good portion of those are SO good I am not in their league. I've come to the conclusion that OSW is not a good fit me anymore. Nothing I post seems to be interesting to anyone anymore and the Photobucket debacle has stripped all my previous efforts from view.
For these reasons, I wanted to say "goodbye". I have seen member's parting posts before and they sometimes leave mad. I am not mad. I love the good natured ( and even the NOT good natured) jabs I have received from members, I have a thick skin, but the lack of interest has become tiresome.
I want to thank a few members for their kindness, in no particular order, and the awesome Mods on this forum. If I missed your name, please know I appreciated you, there were just too many old posts to search when I made my list. Thank you all and best of EVERYTHING to everyone here.
PukingDog, El Paso Trooper, MoonBaseAlphaMale, Dadrab, PickleMunkey, Plastique, ReverendSpooky, Ephiane, OceanGirl24, ShovelChop81, Crusader1xxx, CobraTrooper11, CBRN, PeterthePainter, Crusader11, OneSixthWarrior, Naruto18, Karotte, 1911Williams, usmcrtop, tpaos, cdn_rhino, CineChild, Johnnye4, Mike45, Vapor1, BigDave, uramegak, Efbee, RussCal, Dario2739, Spitfire, Lynkhart, FirefighterUK, Henchman21, and ANYBODY who was part of Toilets.Toilets?Toilets! Please don't consider the position of your name on the list as an indicator of how much I liked your work, and again, if I missed your name I still appreciated your kindness.
My Best Regards,